Perfect Match
Dessy and Pantone join forces to get colors under control

TIMOTHY R. SCHULTE
CTW Features
Modified: April 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm •  Published: April 6, 2011
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It’s not easy getting your wedding colors to match. Your bridesmaid dresses’ fuchsia may not be your florist’s fuchsia, which probably isn’t your venue’s fuchsia or your cake designer’s fuchsia, either. A new collaboration between Pantone and The Dessy Group hopes to change that.

The result, Pantone Wedding, incorporates Pantone’s color tools with Dessy’s collection of fashions and accessories with the goal of establishing a perfectly color-coordinated wedding.

SWATCH CARDS

Swatch cards ($10) are available in approximately 200 Pantone colors. The 8.5-by-11 sheets can be divided into 14 individual swatch cards – one side features full-color saturation, the other lists the color name and Pantone reference number. The goal: to be able to hand off perfect-match colors to your vendors.

INSPIRATION BOARDS

Inspiration Boards help brides create the “look” of their wedding by mashing together photos of fashions and accessories in their wedding colors along with notes and other wedding-related images. Once saved, the style boards can be shared via e-mail and posted on Web sites and blogs. Each Dessy image also directly links to the product-detail page for finding and purchasing items. See them at www.dessy.com/pantone.